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    Hey guys, not sure if this has been covered or not, I wanted to know more about water cooling, how does it work, what are the upps and downs, and how would I know if I need it or not?

    My mate built his own one from scratch, he is a very serious FPS competitor and apparently he competes in like SA tournaments, if this is the truth or not I would not know, sure it is though cuz this oke is decent and really clued up on gaming gear etc. He actually put my pc together for me for R3500 and I love it, runs sc2 on ultra for everything so I am happy lol.

    But I would really like to know more about water cooling and how necessary it really is.
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    Basically you have:

    A resovoir
    A pump
    Tubing
    Liquid
    Waterblocks (for RAM, CPU, GPU)
    And of course, a radiator.

    You don't have to get all of the waterblocks, as you can choose which parts you would like to cool. Basically water (or other liquids) conducts the heat much better than air does, and this is why we use it. We can use the ability to cool better to overclock and gain performance in our computer.

    Anything else you would like to know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootworm41 View Post
    Basically you have:

    A resovoir
    A pump
    Tubing
    Liquid
    Waterblocks (for RAM, CPU, GPU)
    And of course, a radiator.

    You don't have to get all of the waterblocks, as you can choose which parts you would like to cool. Basically water (or other liquids) conducts the heat much better than air does, and this is why we use it. We can use the ability to cool better to overclock and gain performance in our computer.

    Anything else you would like to know?
    What would a "Waterblock" be?
    When will I ever know that my pc needs it?
    And even if I don't how could I learn to do it?

    Thanks for the reply mate
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    There are tons of WC guides out there. Perhaps start with the one at TomsHardware.

    Also, this sticky on the TomsHardware forum: TomsHardware forum guide
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    OR you could wrap the PC in water resistant plastic and dunk it in a bucket [SOZ couldn't resist. I sadly know next to nothing about Water-Cooling]
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    Quote Originally Posted by GReeN_ORB View Post
    There are tons of WC guides out there. Perhaps start with the one at TomsHardware.

    Also, this sticky on the TomsHardware forum: TomsHardware forum guide
    Thanks I will take a look, but I cant help but realize that u are not answering one of my questions, how would I know if I need it or not?

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    OR you could wrap the PC in water resistant plastic and dunk it in a bucket [SOZ couldn't resist. I sadly know next to nothing about Water-Cooling]
    Trollloloollolol Troll Troll Troll! At least we know the same amount about it lol, dont feel like the only pc noob here
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastSD View Post
    Thanks I will take a look, but I cant help but realize that u are not answering one of my questions, how would I know if I need it or not?
    Choice you have to make. WC gives you more overclocking headroom, is quieter, and looks cooler but costs a lot more and the OCing headroom can be marginal.

    And can you learn to do it? OFC, lots of research, lots of reading and take your time, if you want to build a loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastSD View Post
    Thanks I will take a look, but I cant help but realize that u are not answering one of my questions, how would I know if I need it or not?



    Trollloloollolol Troll Troll Troll! At least we know the same amount about it lol, dont feel like the only pc noob here
    Lol, I know everything about making a PC run at solar temps. but the opposite is not my niche
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snare View Post
    Lol, I know everything about making a PC run at solar temps. but the opposite is not my niche
    LOL touche
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastSD View Post
    What would a "Waterblock" be?
    When will I ever know that my pc needs it?
    And even if I don't how could I learn to do it?

    Thanks for the reply mate
    1. Waterblock = What makes contact with anything you want to cool.
    2. Your PC will never really need it unless you want to overclock (a lot).
    3. Read, watch YouTube etc XD
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